COMP SCI 4191 - Commercialising IT Research - Honours

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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This course covers the process of transforming IT research into commercial products for the marketplace. Topics include: Protection of intellectual property (IP) - patents, trade secrets, copyrights. Creation of business plans for IT companies and products. Choosing a company structure, starting up, and avoiding early pitfalls. Understanding business ethics. Building out a management team and board. Raising capital - angel investors, venture capital, debt financing. Marketing - branding, positioning, media outlets, analysts. Sales - IP licensing, support infrastructure, joint ventures, partnerships. Differences between US and Australian commercialisation environments.

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